This is a pdf document of an article in the PU magazine. The article written by John Murphy discusses various types of evidence to show that the perceived “aging” of foams centers upon the infusion of moisture laden air into the foam. How does one effectively differentiate the effects of moisture infusion from those of BA diffusion?
John Murphy was awarded the “Best Presentation” Award at the CPI 2007 Conference for his Product Innovation presentation of: “Factors Contributing to K-Factor Optimization with Ecomate blown foams”.
MILWAUKEE, WI – Perlick Corporation has surpassed Energy Star standards by an average of 23.7% on its products receiving the Energy Star award since February 2007. Continuing its commitment to green practices, Perlick is proud to announce, after an extensive study, its usage of ecomate, a new blowing agent and family of polyurethane foam systems, as the best choice in its efforts to maintain eco-friendly manufacturing practices.
This new blowing foam meets all current and future regulatory requirements and is both USA EPA and SNAP approved. As a leader in commercial and residential refrigeration, Perlick continues to address future environmental and energy concerns, and initiate the necessary steps toward meeting and exceeding its future goals of global conservancy.
Methyl formate, commonly known as ecomate in the Polyurethane Industry, was recently awarded VOC Exempt Status by the EPA. Tests show that ecomate does not contribute to tropospheric ozone, which occurs when VOC’s and nitrogen oxides react in the atmosphere. “When we were considering a new blowing agent for our polyurethane foam we considered a number of factors such as: thermal efficiency, environmental impact, process-ability and overall cost,” explains Karl Krumbiegel, project engineer for Perlick Corporation. “Ecomate gave us the best of all possibilities having identical thermal efficiencies, capable of being used with our existing equipment, 0-ODP (Ozone Depleting Potential), 0-GWP (Global Warming Potential), VOC Exempt (Volatile Organic Compound or SMOG) and the only blowing agent not on any type of ‘hit-list’ for phase-out,” he adds.
Perlick Corporation is a leading manufacturer of innovative total package bar and beverage systems, including custom refrigeration equipment, custom underbar equipment, beer dispensing equipment and brewery fittings that optimize energy use, improve style, and increase durability to help maximize the profitability of any beverage service operation. Perlick employs over 200 people at its 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To find out more, visit www.perlick.com/energystar or call 800-558-5592. For more information about ecomate, visit http://www.ecomatesystems.com.